Skip to main content Go to Online Banking

Jay's Interest: September 2017

The problem with doing a once-a-month newsletter in today’s world is that by the time I actually sit down and start writing (usually the night before our statements go out), events that happened 2 or 3 weeks ago are pretty much forgotten because they have most likely been replaced by another major occurrence. Think about it – what is most important to you at this moment in your life?? The fact that we probably just witnessed the largest natural disaster in our nation’s history?? Or are you more concerned that there is a crazy person in North Korea with nuclear weapons?? Or maybe you’re still, like me, trying to wrap your brain around the horrific events of Charlottesville and our president’s mind-boggling response to it. I know there are a lot of readers of this column that are over the age of 60 and I can’t imagine what all of you are thinking about the state of our country right now. We obviously can’t change the weather, but right now we are living in a world, and more specifically a nation, that needs someone to step up and give us a reason to believe that things are going to be ok. And while we are all waiting on that little personality trait to magically kick in, I will continue to live out my dream of being a once-a-month sit-down comic. Enjoy.

Speaking of our esteemed leader, it was recently reported that people in the White House have been given the task of providing the president with daily doses of positive social media posts and written articles to boost his ego. In a related story, both of my children came up to me last week and told me that my head stinks.

Did you hear about the person in Oregon who called police because there was a cat stuck in a tree and one of the branches was situated in such a way that it made it appear that the cat was holding a semi-automatic rifle?? I know you can’t see me right now, but I’m making one of those faces normally reserved for when my mom calls and asks me for the 80th time why the bank’s new phones show up on her caller ID as “Iowa Call” and not the name of the bank.
I. Don’t. Know.

I see where Iowa and Nebraska have been rated #2 and #5 respectively for the best states in which to grow old. When I first read this I must say I was somewhat disappointed because I thought it said “best states in which to grow MOLD”. For the record, I have never owned reading glasses (or drank a cup of coffee for that matter) and I’ll be darned if I’m going to give up now…even if it means living in the nation’s #2 mold-infested state.

And finally, I want to thank everyone for their patience in dealing with all of the construction going on in and around Malvern recently. New sidewalks, new bridges, a new bank addition…holy cow, I haven’t seen this much construction since I saw Melania and Ivanka’s before and after pictures.

Don’t forget to vote for East Mills School Board on September 12th!!


Some content requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.